Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Comedian Alan Carr (left) celebrated the launch of his autobiography, Alanatomy (Michael Joseph), at a party at St Martin's Lane Hotel in central London, where guests included TV presenter Jonathan Ross.

 

Nicolette Jones appeared in conversation with Fabio Geda, author of In the Sea There are Crocodiles (Tamarind), and Samuel John, who acted out parts of the story, at Newcastle City Library as part of the Children's Book Show.

 

Alice Crossland launched her new historical biography, Wellington's Dearest Georgy (Unicorn), at Daunt Books in Chelsea.

 

The team at No Exit Press celebrated author Bill Beverly (fifth from the right) winning two awards for his book Dodgers at the CWA Dagger Awards.

 

Author J A Marley visited the Chorleywood Bookshop in Hertfordshire for Bookshop Day.

 

Author Holly Smale visited Grey Coat Hospital School in London with her Geek Girl bus.

 

Kit Caless launched his book Spoon’s Carpets: An Appreciation (Square Peg) at the Stoke Newington Bookshop, before moving on to the nearby Rochester Castle Wetherspoon pub.

 

The Cornwall launch of Liz Kessler’s Haunt Me was celebrated by guests including (l-r) St Ives Bookshop’s Alice Harandon, author Tony Cowell, St Ives Bookshop’s Julia Clarke, Kessler, author Chris Higgins and Orion editorial director Helen Thomas.

 

Scholastic UK launched Liz Pichon's Tom Gates: Dog Zombies Rule (for now) at the Abbey Road Studios in London.

 

Hachette Children’s celebrated the publication of The Pumpkin Project by Katie Smith, the winner of the Top Tales competition run in partnership with ITV’s “Lorraine”, with a live reveal at Foyles Southbank. Smith (left) is pictured with Hachette Children’s licensing director Katie Price and and TV presenter Mark Heyes.

 

Politicians John McDonnell (left) and Jeremy Corbyn (right) were at the launch event for  Raoul Martinez’s book, Creating Freedom (Canongate), held at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London.

 

Inspired by “The Great British Bake Off”, the team at Scribe have been creating ‘book bakes’, including digital marketing assistant Sophie Leeds’ 17th-century-inspired icing number celebrating Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton.

 

Author Sarah KilBride was one of the storytellers helping to raise awareness of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’s work at The Cake & Bake Show at ExCeL London, along with the charity’s mascot, crocodile Marvin.

 

Julia Donaldson marked the launch of Spinderella (Egmont) with an event at her local primary school, Steyning Primary School, which the book is dedicated to.  

 

Clare Balding attended Wimbledon BookFest 2016, where she spoke with Michael Morpurgo about her book The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop (Puffin).

 

Navaz Batliwalla (aka @disneyrollergirl) celebrated the launch of her new book The New Garconne (Laurence King) at the Paul Smith store on Albemarle Street in London​​. Picture: Laurence King/Ida Riveros

 

At the launch of A Good Disruption (Bloomsbury), (l-r) authors Per-Anders Enkvist, Klaus Zumwinkel and Martin R Stuchtey chatted to Bloomsbury’s chief executive Nigel Newton.

 

Bookomi’s Richard Kilgarriff (centre) talked to Luke Dormehl (right) about his book Thinking Machines (W H Allen) at Second Home in east London. They are pictured with Malakai Sergeant of Second Home/Libreria bookshop.

 

Author/illustrator Jennie Poh decorated the window of Waterstones Godalming to promote her new picture book, Herbie's Big Adventure (Curious Fox).

 

At the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize ceremony in Bristol's central library, winner Stefanie Sedden (centre) was congratulated by judging panel chair, Tania Hershman (left), and awards ceremony guest speaker, writer Roshi Fernando.

 

Students from the Institute of Making at University College London designed and built a fictional machine that appears in one of Roald Dahl’s short stories, ‘The Great Automatic Grammatizator’, for the ‘Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy’ exhibition in the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Art Gallery.

 

The launch of Oi Dog by Kes Gray and Jim Field was celebrated by illustrator Field, Emma Layfield, picture book publisher at Hodder Children’s Books, Anne McNeil, senior publisher at Hodder Children’s Books, author Gray and Jennifer Stephenson, deputy art director at Hodder Children’s Books, with a party at Waterstones Piccadilly.

 

(Left to right) Alwyn Hamilton, Faye Bird and Sarah Sky joined author Sarah Govett attended the launch of her book The Territory, Escape (Firefly Press) at Waterstones Clapham Junction.